Originally Posted by Yachtzee
So my questions are:
1. Are both of these TVs now dead? Is there anything I can do short of buying a new TV?
2. Is there something that could be causing the TVs to go bad, or am I just having bad luck with Old-TV-Itis?
It stinks because I'm stuck at home with strep throat with no TV.
I had this happen to my old TV and, being the ultimate cheapskate, got it fixed for about $70. Less than a year later the sound went out.
My advice, go ahead and get a new one. You can get a comparable model for about $200 if you are a good shopper and you'll save yourself a potential headache.
It pained me to throw the old one away, it is wasteful, but at some point you have to give in to new economics.